By Steve from CO on January 22, 2015
Can this fireplace be vented horizontally ?
By eFireplaceStore on January 22, 2015
Answer:Unfortunately, no. Only direct vent gas fireplaces can be terminated horizontally. B vent models can vent horizontally through a wall, but the termination must be vertical and follow the 10/3/2 rule for above the roof terminations.
By Sue from Camden, TN on November 22, 2014
How many square feet can this fire place heat?
By eFireplaceStore on November 24, 2014
B vent fireplaces are primarily designed for ambiance, as opposed to supplemental heating. While they can supply some radiant heat to the immediate area, the air they draw from the room usually means they end up being negatively efficient.
For heating purposes, I recommend using a direct vent fireplace. These sealed units draw outside combustion air for operation and they can provide a good deal of supplemental heat. A popular unit is the Empire Tahoe Deluxe Clean Face Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with Remote-Ready Millivolt Controls - 32 Inch
. This model can heat 420 square feet of space on average.
By Kenneth Duncan from email@example.com on January 9, 2013
What does B-vent mean?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 9, 2013
B-Vent refers to the type of pipe used on this fireplace and many gas appliances. This particular fireplace requires 4" diameter B-Vent pipe, and you can see the necessary parts in the "Venting Components" tab on this item page. Overall, B-Vent fireplaces are primarily meant for decorative purposes and will not provide much supplemental heat. This is due to their inefficient, open-faced nature, as most heat produced goes directly up the flue. If you are looking for an efficient gas hearth appliance, we recommend a direct vent fireplace
. For more information about gas fireplaces, please see our Gas Fireplace and Stove Buying Guide
By Jim from New Jersey on February 7, 2013
How high does the exhaust pipe need to go? Is it safe to hang a television on the wall above this unit, or B vent units in general?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 7, 2013
The B-vent pipe used for exhaust on this unit must terminate above your roof. Per page 12 of the owner's manual
, the pipe must be at least 12" over the roof, and higher if your roof pitch is steeper than 6/12.
A television may indeed be hung on the wall above this unit, but we do recommend keeping the mantel clearances in mind (found on Page 7 of that manual), and put it as high as feasible.
By Margaret from Kelowna, BC on May 9, 2016
Is this unit CSA and CGA approved for Canada? If not, what 34" models are?
By Will M. on May 10, 2016
Answer:This model is designed in accordance with CSA 2.22, but you will need to contact your municipality for a definitive answer regarding the approval of installation of any B-vent fireplace.
By Dan from San Jose, CA on November 26, 2012
I have a gas-fuel conventional fireplace now. It was installed in the original 1953 firebox. I want to put a nice fixture into the fireplace that is both pleasing to look at (gas-fired) and puts out heat. Is this the product for that? Can you suggest something else?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 27, 2012
Answer:This particular unit is designed to be built into a framed wall and is largely for appearance purposes. I would recommend a direct vent fireplace for supplemental heating.
By Kellie from Springfield, IL on November 16, 2014
How do you light the pilot light of this fireplace?
By eFireplaceStore on November 17, 2014
Answer:The gas control valve on this model will have a "pilot" position. Rotate the control knob to this position, then push in and hold. Immediately begin pushing the piezo ignitor until the pilot lights. Continue holding the pilot control knob in for an additional 30 seconds. You can then release the knob and turn it to the "on" position to ignite the main burner.
By Jeff Dobson from Claresholm, Alberta on December 16, 2016
Which fireplace would you recommend for horizontal venting through the rim joist,placed in a basement. Therefore, it will be coming off the top of the fireplace and 90% through the rim joist.
By eFireplaceStore on December 16, 2016
Answer:There are a broad range of direct vent model that can be terminated in this way, however some use smaller vent diameters than others. What will be the actual height of the rim joist for your application? How far above grade will the bottom of the joist be?
By Eva from Rancho Cordova, CA on October 30, 2012
Does your company also install fireplace units?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 31, 2012
Answer:We are an online-only retailer and do not offer installation services. We recommend using the NFI (National Fireplace Institute) website to locate a local certified installer in your area.
By Gus from FL on March 21, 2017
What hearth dimensions are required for this fireplace?
By Brennan W. on March 21, 2017
Answer:A hearth is not required for this unit.
By Robert from Newport Beach, CA on March 4, 2016
Do you have an autocad drawing of this Empire Keystone fireplace?
By Brennan W. on March 4, 2016
Drawings of the unit can be found in the unit's product manual, which can be found here
By Phil from Eastford, CT on December 15, 2014
I am loing for a gas fireplace to install into a small (900 sq ft) house. We have an oil burner but the fireplace would become the main source of heat. We would like to install it on an interior wall. What stove uses the narrowest chimney pipe? Are there any that would fit inside a 2x4 wall?
By eFireplaceStore on December 16, 2014
A direct vent fireplace would be the ideal product to heat with, as they offer higher efficiency than other vented models. In order to heat the entire space, a fairly large gas fireplace would be needed. One unit we offer that carries the heat output needed is the Superior MPDP Merit Plus Pro 40" Top/Rear Vent Fireplace with Log Set - Electronic Intermittent Pilot
. The unit uses a 7.5 inch outer diameter vent pipe. The unit will require building out an enclosure to house it, as no direct vent models can fit into a 2 x 4 wall.
By Mark from Scranton, PA on December 1, 2014
What is the difference between a direct vent and a b-vent insert?
By eFireplaceStore on December 2, 2014
Answer:Direct vent inserts will have a sealed pane of glass over the front of the opening that prevents them from pulling combustion air from the room. They instead use a dedicated outside air source for combustion. They are very efficient and can serve as a primary heat source for limited areas.
B vent inserts are open to the room and draw their combustion air from the building envelope. They are for ambiance only and not meant to serve as a supplemental heater.
By Steve from San Francisco, CA on June 2, 2016
Can the logs be replaced with glass beads?
By Chris C. on June 2, 2016
Answer:Due to the configuration of the burner, these models cannot accept any other media than the log set included with the fireplace.
By Gary Pulawski from Grand Rapids, MI on December 4, 2016
I would like to install a fireplace in my living room. I want to vent through the wall. I need everything to accomplish this. I would also like a thermostat control with a fan.
By Will M. on December 5, 2016
This and all other B-vent fireplaces cannot be vented horizontally or operated with a thermostat. They should only be considered as decorative hearth systems do to a lack of any efficient heat. For something that may be vented horizontally and may use a thermostat, please consider one of our Direct Vent Fireplaces.
By Steve Jarman from Orange County, CA on November 4, 2016
Is this fireplace certified for outside patio use?